PTE Multiple single answer reading most repeated 7
Read the text and answer the multiple choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.
1. ) The African crake is a bird in the rail family that breeds in most of sub-Saharan Africa away from the arid south and southwest. It is seasonally common in most of its range other than the rain forests and areas that have low annual rainfall. This crake is a partial migrant, moving away from the equator as soon as the rains provide sufficient grass cover to allow it to breed elsewhere. There have been a few records of vagrant birds reaching Atlantic islands. This species nests in a wide variety of grassland types. A smallish crake the African crake has brown streaked blackish upper parts, bluish grey under parts and black and white barring on the flanks and belly. It has a stubby red bill, red eyes, and a white line from the bill to above the eye.
Question: What is the usual nesting environment for the African crake?
a. Grass covered lands
c. Dense forests
2. Over 200,000 tons of dried, farmed, tropical seaweed are produced every year. The majority of the world’s red seaweed is farmed by nearly 60,000 family farmers in Africa, the Phillippins and Indonesia,. these families apply sustainable farming techniques that help to protect and preserve the habitats where they farm. Seaweed farming is one of the most environmentally friendly types of aquaculture Tropical Carrangeenan cultivation utilizes no chemical treatments, such as fertilizers. Seaweed farms help to preserve coral reefs by providing a sheltered habitat for local species of fish and invertebrates, which increases diversity where the seaweed is grown. Further seaweed farming does not cause major physical landscape or seascape changes and can serve to mediate green house gas emissions and excess nitrogen in the water that causes harmful algae blooms. Carrageenan is extracted from red seaweed with minimal processing.
Question: How are seaweeds helpful to the environment?
a. They help to preserve coral reef by sheltering local fish.
b. They help in increasing the fish population
c. They bring more rainfall to the local area.
d. They help limit soil erosion.
Question 1:- a. Grass covered lands
Question 2: a. They help to preserve coral reef by sheltering local fish.